Title: Girl of Glass
Author: Megan O-Russell
Narrator: Claire Duncan
Two worlds. One glass wall. No turning back.
The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid – but survival comes at a terrible price.
Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving.
When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love.
When blood washes over the domes, Nola must choose between her home and her heart.
Girl of Glass is an action-packed dystopian tale. If you like romance, strong heroines, and a touch of paranormal danger, then you’ll love joining Megan O’Russell’s satisfied listeners.
So many wows!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect of this book when I first picked it up, but I’m glad that I did.
Nola lives in a dome. One of the last “safe” places in the world. Outside the domes, the air is toxic. People are sick, and drugs run rampant. New drugs don’t just make the user sick though. They change them into monsters. Vampires, zombies, werewolves. Voluntary genetic mutation in the name of survival. When her friend, who was banished from the dome, comes to her for help during a charity event to the city, Nola’s life changes forever.
I really liked Nola as a main character. She was sympathetic, strong, and unwavering. Even when no one in the domes agreed with her, not even her mother, it didn’t stop her from wanting to help those less fortunate than her. She did what she could to pull it off.
The worldbuilding was fantastic. I’ve never read a take on the whole vampire/werewolf myth before. It was very original.
All in all, this is a fantastic dystopian story with romance, vampires, werewolves, and fantastic characters. You can’t go wrong with this story.
Narration was easy to listen to.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.